The Chinmaya Mission Pledge
We stand as one family,
bound to each other,
with love and respect.
We serve as an army,
courageous and disciplined,
ever ready to fight against,
all low tendencies and false values,
within and without us.
We live honestly the noble life of
sacrifice and service,
producing more than
what we consume,
and giving more than what we take.
We seek the Lord’s Grace
to keep us on the path of
virtue, courage and wisdom.
May Thy grace and blessings flow
through us to the world around us.
We believe that
the service of our country
is the service of the Lord of Lords,
And the devotion to the people is
the devotion to the Supreme Self.
We know our responsibilities,
give us the ability and the
courage to fulfill them.
OM TAT SAT
Chinmaya Mission Pledge.
Swami Tapovan Maharaj of Uttarkashi was the
"Source" wherefrom Swami Chinmayananda (The Founder of the Chinmaya
Movement) acquired the Knowledge of Vedanta (Science of
Swami Tapovan was himself the ideal who had personally understood (through deep study, dispassion and contemplation) the relationship between the biological processes of the body and the human psyche.
In a spirit of deep renunciation, the infinitely gentle poet
in him, saw Humanity and Nature as one vast "plant", needing only "Love"
for its highest fulfillment.
Intimate communion with Nature (while he walked peaks and
valleys of the Himalayas for countless years), gave Swami Tapovan the
boundless spiritual reverence. He revealed Nature's secrets in his
"travelogue" in two Sanskrit masterpieces, "Himagiri Viharam" and "Kailasa
The masterpiece, without a doubt, is "Ishwara Darshan", which is his autobiographical "sketch" - it is an absorbing account of a search for the Truth .. Its scientific clarity is subtle, because the treatise gives insight into how the saints of the East attain self mastery.
The Chinmaya Movement
In December 1951 in Pune, India, the great saint, Swami Chinmayananda delivered his first public address on Vedanta. That was the start of the dynamic 'Chinmaya Movement', which aimed at spreading the man-making knowledge of Vedanta to all corners of India and the world. Chinmaya Mission was formed in 1953 by devotees of Swami Chinmayananda to give organizational structure and cohesiveness to the work and the activities being initiated by H.H. Swami Chinmayananda.
Over the years, Chinmaya Mission grew into a worldwide organization. Today, it is involved in:
Chinmaya Mission has 243 centres in India and around the world, which organize and coordinate the activities of the Mission in their area. After the mahasamadhi of Swami Chinmayananda in 1993, Swami Tejomayananda became the head of Chinmaya Mission. He is the chairman of Central Chinmaya Mission Trust (CCMT), which is the apex body running the Mission. The headquarters of CCMT is in Mumbai, India.
H.H. SWAMI TEJOMAYANANDA
Head of Chinmaya Mission Worldwide
Tejomayananda is fulfilling the vision that Pujya Gurudev, Swami
Chinmayananda charted. As he puts it "I am not in Swamiji's shoes, I am at
his feet." He was introduced to Vedanta early in his life. Coming
under the benign influence of Pujya Gurudev, H.H.Swami Chinmayananda, he
learnt, absorbed and started living the message of the scriptures that his
master so vociferously advocated. An accomplished and internationally
recognised scholar, Vedantic knowledge for decades through lectures, Swami
Tejomayananda has been spreading seminars and spiritual retreats. He has
been the Acharya at Sandeepany Sadhanalaya in India and the
The Chief Executive, Central Chinmaya Mission Trust,